Myth of Daedalus and Minos - Fortress of Kamicos
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Myth of Daedalus and Minos - Fortress of Kamicos

The site is part of the Places of the Myth of Daedalus and Minos  - included in the Register of the Region of Sicily LIM (Places of heroes and heroic legends)

Places indicated in the IWB register of the Sicily Region (Places of Identity and Memory) - Sector "Places of gods and minor divinities:

  • Fortress of Kamicos (S. Angelo di Muxaro - prov. Agrigento)
  • Kolymbethra, Alabon waters (Megara Hyblaea, province of Syracuse)
  • Steam Baths, Monte Kronio (Sciacca, province of Agrigento)
  • Capo Bianco beach (Eraclea Minoa, prov. Agrigento)
  • Caves of Gurfa (Alia, province of Palermo)

Daedalus, fleeing from Minos, arrived in Sicily near the territory where the Sican king Cocalo reigned, who received him at court and became friends. In Agrigento, on the Camico river, Daedalus built a city perched on a mountain, which would later become the strongest and most impregnable in Sicily, in fact, the ascent to its summit was narrow, twisted and could easily be defended by a few men. For this reason, Cocalo moved his royal residence from the city of Inico to the new city, to which he gave the name of the nearby river and in which he kept his treasures. We want to indicate as S. Angelo di Muxaro as the site of Kamicos.

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

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Information contributions: Ignazio Caloggero, Region of Sicily

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